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  • Jar, Mamluk period (1250–1517), 14th century
    Syria
    Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze; H. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm)
    Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891 (91.1.130)

    Underglaze painting in blue and black on a white engobe is characteristic of Mamluk production in Syria. The main decoration on this jar is the large inscription—"Lasting glory, increasing prosperity, and good fortune"—written in thuluth, one of the favorite scripts of the Mamluk calligraphers.

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  • Jar, Mamluk period (1250–1517), 14th century
    Syria
    Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze; H. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm)
    Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891 (91.1.130)

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